MRI Brain & Orbit With Contrast
What is MRI Brain & Orbit With Contrast?
An MRI Brain and Orbit with contrast, also known as Contrast-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CE-MRI), is a lab test performed to obtain the fine details of soft tissues of the brain, eyes, and the surrounding areas. This test uses gadolinium (dye), a type of contrast agent taken orally or through injection before the test.
Doctors recommend this imaging test if they suspect aneurysm, brain hemorrhage, brain tumor, acoustic neuroma, multiple sclerosis, seizures, and stroke, among others.
This test gives the best 3D images of those tissues with high resolution and doesn’t involve radiation. The test takes about 1 hour, and like any other imaging test, the patients have to remove accessories before the scan. We suggest informing the doctor of any allergies or any other ongoing issues before the test.
Why is MRI Brain & Orbit With Contrast done?
- To find out the damaged area of the soft tissues (e.g. ligaments, cartilages, tendons, muscles) of the brain specially opthalmic arteries.
- To diagnose of double vision, loss of vision, abnormal bulging of the eyes (proptosis), inflammation of blood vessels of eyes (vasculitis).
- To detect presence of the stroke, aneurysm (bulge in the brain blood vessels), brain tumor and brain haemorrhage.
- To find out the brain diseases like seizures, chronic headaches and acoustic neuroma (vestibular) and multiple sclerosis (chronic nerve cell damage) condition.